Hi there, i have to put toghether a PC for a friend who wants to use Rhino for some 3D modeling.
I’m familiar with other stuff like SketchUp but of course, not as professional as Rhino, and all the Adobe Suite, but i cannot find anywhere some benchmarks or some advice for this program.
First of all, he don’t have told me yet his budget for this PC but i can imagine 1000€ more or less, so i’ll start to think on this budget to save some time.
Looking at support page i’ll probably go with:
-z97 (i’ll choose one after because is not relevant with the program)
-Sapphire R9 390 8gb
-650W PSU at least 80+ gold rated and at least 54A on 12v rail
-Samsung 850 Pro 256gb
-Seagate Barracuda 2x2tb RAID 1 or something like that for storage.
-Windows 8.1 Pro
-Case and cooler are not relevant and it’s not a problem.
So, my questions are:
-will an i7 quad core be enough? I have that CPU as well and so far i don’t have any issue anywhere, good bang for the buck, cheaper than 6700k and 5820k.
-Will a possible i5 be enough? For example, 6500k or 4690k.
-How about AMD CPUs like FX 8320 or 8350? Will they struggle because of poor single threaded performance?
-How about memory speed? He’ll se many difference from 2133mhz to 1600? Also, will 8gb be enough or 16 is better?
-Finally, what GPU is better? I’m and AMD guy, but i had also some Nvidia card in the past. Will Rhino get some benefit from that huge 8gb of VRAM of R9 390 or CUDA is better here? And if so, what Nvidia card is better for this job? Maxwell or Kepler? In either case i was thinking about a GTX 770 2gb or a GTX 970.
Also, some budget AMD card could be the R9 380 4gb.
-Also, are there many difference from 970 to 390 and from 970 to 960?
-Lastly, how about R9 280x (a.k.a. 7970ghz)? Will its massive FP64 perfomance matter here?